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Virginia 4, America 3, Maryland 3, China 3, Neil Gillespie 2, Foreman 2, Beth Parker 2, U.s. 2, Bob Ehrlich 2, Washington 2, Eric Foreman 1, Winchester 1, Snider 1, Caston 1, Sam Caston 1, Nats 1, Michelle Rhee 1, Rhee 1, Renewable Electricity Standard 1, Monasses 1,
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    September 23, 2010
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and you can see how tightly grouped they are. one person suffered minor injuries and burns to their hand. beyond that, no other severe injuries and the situation, as you can tell, is under control and a huge fire. if they get there and get hooked up. the commonwealth has too much mean, imagine that. hundreds of millions sitting in the accounts that should have been spent in transportation projects. on john henrehan has the edge on how the governor wants to make sure it gets spent. >> reporter: the virginia department of transportation spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth.
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a four monthlong audit by the agency discovered hundreds in millions of dollars in inspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade, v-dot kept 3 1/2% of the allocated money in a carryover account for the next year and by fy 2010, v-dot was carrying 32% of the allocated funds. >> the bottom line is that there has been money that is in accounts. >> reporter: the governor ordered his subordinates to come up with a plan in 45 days to spend down the money. northern virginia projects are at the top of the list. >> i want to get the hotlines on 95 built as as soon as possible and we're trying to do what we can to resolve the
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lawsuits to get that done and there is no sense. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge to occoquan itself. that is a top priority. >> reporter: another priority? expanding i-66 outside of the beltway. one is to limit the carryover money to an estimated 60-day need and vivian watts said that is not enough of a cushion and thinks that that is partly how california got in the fiscal mess. expect a pushback on the governor's plan to rapidly accelerate highway spending. in richmond. the first congressional hearing on the national transportation safety board board's reports concerning the deadly 2009 metro rail collision was held today and
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officials testified. eleanor holmes norton talked about the interests. 9 people died and dozens more were injured in the crash last year. and in d.c., a break in the investigation into the murder of a college waiter and stud -- college student and waiter. they believe it was a 16-year- old gang member trying to rob the guy. the scene of the murder, and paul wagner is live with what they had to say. >> reporter: in the last hour, were able to read the affidavit, and it's described as a vicious crime is. they're saying eric foreman was 16 years old when he encountered neil gillespie and that he tried to rob him and
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foreman walked up to him and pumped more bullets into him and we asked the chief about the crime. >> not that there is not a homicide that 6 tramly dishing -- disturbing and vicious, i would have to agree the circumstances in this case are more disturbing. >> reporter: neil gillespie left an impression on people in the short time he lived in the district and of the many friends here, some left mementos. he was a waiter the last seven years and recently decided to re-enroll at catholic university in hopes of earning a degree in biology. at a candlelight vig after his death, friends remembered neil fondly, describing him as a kind person who wouldn't have trouble with anyone. if someone needed something, he would have given it to him. he was a native of norwalk,
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connecticut, and his parents still lived there and that is where he's buried. according to the police affidavit, three witnesses have identified foreman as the gunman and that it's gang- related and they're not saying what gang he allegedly belonged to and the gun used was a pass around gun that was used in another shooting earlier in the evening. and back to virginia. a prince william school employee is facing assault charges. ort on bond accused of strike her 8-year-old daughter on the back with a belt. the police responded to her elementary school after the teacher reported the abuse and d.c.'s next mayor sat down for a meeting with michelle rhee. and rhe, was a stalking supporter. gray said that this meeting was more of a philosophical one and
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said it was not a decision- making meeting but called it productive. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> and rhee declined repeated requests to comments and they will sit down the next few weeks for another meeting and no personnel decisions will be announceed until after the election. and coming up next, another change on the way to the white house. details on that still ahead. and stink bugs are everywhere and we told you how they're getting intotrops and now they're getting into homes. .
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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>> president obama is urging world leaders to stay united. in his address to the united nations general assembly, the president said that there must be peace in the region. israely and palestinian officials met face-to-face. he warned of the consequences if no agreement is reached. >> and our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> -- . >> come on. more progressive. >> reporter: city leaders say for talks to continue, the leaders must extend the moratorium. we apologize for that mistake. more personnel changes expected at the white house.
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the senior advisor to president obama said he will leave the white house to work on the re- elect campaign and for many years, he's been a political advisor and working on his speeches and campaign ads. today, republican leaders lady out their agenda and all of this is wrong and we apologize. they trying to reach out to workers and businesses and they'll put people back to work. they promise to repeel the healthcare reform law and end the economic stimulus program. still to come tonight perhaps besides the right video. a shakeup at nationals ball park and they might be small. they seem to be everywhere and find out how to protect your home from stink bugs. we're back.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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>> a colorado charter school set up camp in an unusual place. that was an old home depot building. the officials converted the 100,000 square foot warehouse into classrooms, complete with 150 energy-saving skylight and there is a huge gym, playground and tricycle track. the school offered pre-8th
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grade. and they fairly new to the u.s. and they're making their mark. they seem to be everywhere, buzzing and flying around. not going to hurt you. they're a home owner's headache and a farmer's nightmare. here's beth parker with what we call stink bugs 101. >> reporter: at his office, brian duncan has a funny feeling that somebody's watching. >> it's creepy to be honest. i'm not the halloween kind of a guy. >> reporter: it's the brown stink bug, peeking through the blinds and eyeing up the pen collection. most on the outside looking in. >> we get all kinds of bugs and this is the first we have seen thousands of any kind. >> reporter: it's a native of china and first spotted in the u.s. in the mid-1990s in
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allentown, pennsylvania. this is the worst time of the year. y that sucking the juice from farmer's crops and invading homes and businesses. >> reporter: frankly, they lost count. >> they seem to congregate in the corners and they buzz around and annoy people. >> reporter: she works at a real estate and property management company. >> you can't stand long around here. >> they're hearing the buzz and hearing from clients when we asked exterminators whether to spray for them. they told us the same thing they told sue snider. >> it's not going to do any good. >> reporter: this unwanted guest is satisfy -- searching for a way to escape cold weather and they'll work if toget in to your house for any hole and husk look for a place to spend the winter. your best bet is to tighten up your house and calk any openings around windows and doors. they stink but they won't lay eggs in your house or do damage. the only natural spread sport
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praying mantis. >> kill the darn things, people. >> reporter: this is the only kind of stink bug he wants in his office. in montgomery county, beth parker, fox 5 news. and wonder if the weather has anything to do with that. i had a bunk on my car. >> and i had a few in the house and not over run run it. >> and no rain the next few days? >> the weekend is going to be dry. >> yup. >> and for those of you rooting for rain, we have a good chance next week. >> okay. >> and good news, lots to talk about and how hot it is that first full day in autumn. it's still warm out there and there is another hot one, a record breaker and it's really a lovely night. the humidity is not too out of control and the current
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temperature is 89 degrees. challenging the record of 67 in 1980 and in terms of a number of days at or above 90. it was a record-tieing 93 and 89 degrees at bwi marshal and around the region, still finding monasses at 91. culpeper and fredericksburg, 95; frederick, you're at 90 and winchester at 89. again, the humidity is not out of control and that cooler air close by. new york city, 74; bing hampton, 73 and that did not make it through last night. another one is coming through the west. we had a couple of showers fire up in the mountains and nothing of significance and no hailers. i thank is it for tonight. there is more shower and thunderstorm activity on the radar and looking to the midwest. an area of low pressure with the frontal system attached and trying to come through the area of high pressure and won't
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make it for tonight and relief is coming. an evening spotty shower and an isolated thunderstorm and radar is a clean sweep right now and another mild overnight expected at 71 degrees and on friday, get ready for record height heat and tieing that and that is our 66th day for this year and that is a hot and sunny one. you will notice that humidity. a bit of a scorcher to the end of the week with hot and sunny conditions well above average, which is 77 degrees and we'll be close to the average in the morning. by noon, 89 degrees; 4:00, 94. we don't expect showers and storms with the front coming on through. i will show you max hd future cast. we're going to be hot starting by the noon hour and watch this front as it trys to get close by midnight, it's a line of clouds and a couple of showers
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coming on through. that might be able to catch some moisture through the south and east across southern maryland by saturday at 5:00 and we'll say a shower far south and east. but most of us are not going to so that and we'll watch to see if we don't get a return of moisture and that complicating factor is when they're cut off from the jet streams and the models are different with this this week. we think this is where that is going to be. saturday, 85 degrees; cooler on sunday, 76 and that is close by as central virginia and might go into southern maryland. again, not a lot of huge confidence in this forecast and
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a big deal today. and this is a big deal. for at least two weeks, our computer models have been telling us that something was going to develop in the caribbean and that is to take it by the weekend close to nicaragua and going across central america where the models are suggesting it's a turn and going to the gulf of mexico or florida. we need the watch, tropical storm matthew and lisa dissipated. 94 degrees in d.c. and potentially record-breaking and that low i was showing you, brian, that is spinning around without a driver, that should get in here monday and on tuesday, maybe helpful. dog owners know the best friend is going have to go no matter what. and a massachusetts innovator turned a way to turn that poop into power. the dog owners turn it into a
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park spark that takes the methane off of the waste and burns it in a lamppost. it fills in the need for clean edge early -- en,y and better waste disposal. >> dog poop is easily found and collected but to turn it into in,y is a great idea. >> instead of the bags of poop accumulating and smelling bad. >> a free source of energy that can be used in any way the community wants to use it. >> a temporary project funded by a $4,000 grant of the council of arts at m.i.t. and will be dismantled at end of the month. another frustrating season for the nats, a shakeup in the front office. dave feldman is up next with the sports edge. >> first, the founder of facebook, sharing his fortunes. art zuckerberg donating $100 million to the newark-new jersey school district. thought to be the biggest contribution the 26-year-old entrepreneur has made. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected.
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but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to each other. and ultimately connected to you. at kaiser permanente, we believe that if knowledge is power, shared knowledge is even more powerful. kaiser permanente. thrive. in china, they're busy building wind farms and shared knowledge is even more powerful. expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today.
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>> good afternoon, sam caston is leaving the nationals after 4 1/2 years as team president. he announceed he will leave at the end of the season and didn't explain exactly why he decided to leave. in may 2006, caston was part of a group led by washington-area real estate developer ted lerner. he was picked by major league baseball to buy the team. he made a commitment to stay
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with him for five years and it's time to move on. he did not say whether he would retain his ownership stake in the team. what does this mean for the nats now? >> that means we have lost the two-time executive in the year and in his career and a longtime player executive and someone who is running the organization. he laid the foundation of success here in washington. >> the nats are headed to a third consecutive last plate place finish in the nl east and that is 14 on the of the 16 teams in the national league. and williams moved up in the depth chart, the backup to clinton portis with the release of larry johnson and that free agent was a part of the national 2007 championship team. he was ready when that
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opportunity called. >> when you come can come in and have the coaches consider you, that saying in something why about your preparation. >> haven't thought about the game plan or if my role would increase or not. i am preparing like i did the first two weeks. >> the rams are 0-2. sam bradford, the number one pick in the 2010 draft, completed over 57% of the passes, 460 yards, 3 touchdowns and does have four -- [ indiscernible ] bradford made a predraft visit to redskins park and arched the respect of the head coach. >> i watched him a lot and he'sem pressive, that type of quarterback. >> washington wizards open training camp today morning at george mason. gilbert arenas will be there. he spent most of last season
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gone after being suspended. now he's back and with a new beginning. >> he's put in the time he needed to put in, a professional and outstanding and working hard. he's done what he needs to do to get to the level we think he's capable of playing at. >> the wizards will change their colors to red, white and to blue. the owner said the desire for new colors are among the top suggestions from fans and that is for the following season, red, white and blue. thanks, you have the news edge. the news is back on. ich ceys
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